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THE VICTORIAN
BY JERRY MCWORTER

Jerry McWorter has always been one of my favorite cuemakers.  His designs are always complex, yet exquisite and elegant.  His ability to execute the designs may even be better than the designs themselves.  Especially, his work with silver is about as good as it gets.  This cue proves why all these statements are true.

This cue is undoubtedly one of his more complex and ornate designs.  It is called the Victorian, and it has long been one of my favorites.  I don't know how to begin to describe the work in this cue in detail, so for the most part, I'm going to let the pictures tell their own story.

He started this stick with a nose and butt sleeve of ebony, added long inlaid points of amboyna burl, and then added numerous inlays of black lipped mother of pearl and ivory.  He reverses the pattern in an abbreviated fashion in the buttsleeve.

He adds solid ivory rings above and below the joint to frame the nicely textured black leather wrap.

As I said, it's difficult to even describe the patterns and intricate work in this stick ... so, I just took lots of pictures.


As usual, he built this one with his flat-faced phenolic joint with a 3/8X10 pin. He adds his traditional double-silver rings at the joint and on the ring collars of the shafts (his shafts are interchangeable).

One unique feature of this cue is that it comes with one of his traditional shafts with an ivory ferrule, and with one of his new shafts with an aluminum ferrule that helps eliminate deflection.  Part of the lack of deflection comes from the aluminum, and part of it is in the construction of the shaft and how the ferrule is applied.  It's a trade secret, and he won't tell me more than that.

If whoever buys this cue wants two traditional shafts, I can switch this out (since his shafts and ringwork is all interchangeable) and give them their choice.

As mentioned above, this stick comes with two 13mm shafts and weighs 19.4 ounces.  It is one of the most exquisite sticks you will see anywhere, and made by one of the best cuemakers in the world.  It's hard to beat this one.
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